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Opinion: CDC needs balance
Politico
The realities of sequestration and budget-tightening has forced most federal agencies to do more with less. Yet one government agency is using hundreds of millions of dollars to attack American job creators and Americans' freedom of choice.
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'Natural,' 'honey' and fruit products: Three wins for label lawsuit defendants
Forbes
With class action lawyers still buzzing around food makers like angry gnats in summer, targets of food labeling and marketing lawsuits welcome any instance where a federal judge gets the fly swatter out and slaps down a case or two. Or three.
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US food companies refocus on product healthfulness
USDA
On your last visit to the grocery store, you may have noticed the multitude of products proclaiming "no trans fats" or "gluten-free" or "high fiber." These voluntary claims are one way companies compete for customers. But what influences food companies' use of these claims, and are they successful in boosting sales?
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Rubio, White House seek to calm bases on compromise immigration bill
The Hill
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and White House press secretary Jay Carney both scrambled Wednesday to shore up support for the Gang of Eight's immigration bill amid complaints from liberals and conservatives that the compromise bill falls short.

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    After a tough day, Obama dines with Democrats
    The Washington Post
    At the end of what President Barack Obama called "a pretty shameful day for Washington," he spent more than two hours Wednesday night engaged in a spirited discussion with a dozen Democratic senators at the Jefferson Hotel.
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    DCCC raises $22.6 million in record-breaking Q1
    The Hill
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had a record-breaking first-quarter fundraising haul, bringing in $22.6 million with strong support from members and online donations.
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    Vilsack stands by HIMP, supports TPP at House panel hearing
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    As Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined his plans Tuesday to the House appropriations FDA-USDA subcommittee for operating with a budget $1 billion below that of 2009 and $570 million below 2012, he was asked only three times about food safety.
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    Food safety crisis management: The first 48 hours
    Michigan State University Extension
    Response by the affected farm or industry in the first few hours of a food safety crisis can make a difference in the damage caused. Effective crisis management depends on a number of well-executed principles.

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    The healthy food trends of 2013
    The Huffington Post
    Registered dietitian Carol Dombrow says the food marketplace is trending in the right direction: maximizing health and minimizing food waste.
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    Recognize the risk in your supply chain
    Sustainable Plant
    In a recent survey of supply chain experts by professional services firm PwC, the connection between supply chain sustainability and risk management is clear. According to the survey, experts see four main reasons for investing in sustainable supply chain management.
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    Rising food costs force supply chain collaboration
    Meatingplace
    With agriculture economists predicting the drought in the U.S. negatively impacting center of the plate protein prices through 2014, it is more imperative than ever for foodservice operators and food processors to proactively control costs and more creatively menu and merchandise their products.
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    Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index reaches 5-year high
    Bloomberg
    Consumer sentiment jumped last week to the highest level in more than five years as record stock prices and the rebound in housing made more Americans feel the expansion will be maintained.
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    Stealth sodium reduction? Consumers drawn to low-sodium claims
    Food Navigator-USA
    Advertising sodium reduction claims on food labels may increase a consumer's purchasing intentions, says a new study from Canada that contradicts the industry strategy of "stealth" sodium reduction.
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    Snack sales lift PepsiCo to highest levels since 1980
    Bloomberg
    PepsiCo Inc. surged to the highest price in more than 32 years after the world's largest snack food maker reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts' estimates, helped by global snack sales.
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    Study: Elderly health not helped by 'Western' diet
    MedPage Today
    A diet high in fried, sweet and processed foods is not associated with healthy aging, a large cohort study reports in American Journal of Medicine.

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    Nestle USA launches 'Balance Your Plate' education campaign
    PR Newswire via The Wall Street Journal
    Nestle USA is helping consumers build nutritious, convenient meals using frozen prepared entrees.

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    Michael Taylor: FDA's new goal is preventing foodborne illness
    The Washington Post
    A top FDA official addresses the ongoing process of implementing new rules in the food industry.

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    McDonald's to boost burger price in Japan for first time since 2008
    Bloomberg
    McDonald's Corp. Japan business will raise some prices by much as 25 percent next month, the fast food chain's first increase on burgers in the country since 2008. The hikes are part of the company’s plan to boost profitability.
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    Mideast unrest, cold weather hit Nestle sales growth
    Reuters
    Nestle's underlying sales growth slowed to 4.3 percent in the first quarter, underperforming its rival Danone as unrest disrupted business in the Middle East and chilly spring weather hit bottled water and ice cream sales.
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    Hershey adopts front-of-pack nutrition labeling
    Food Navigator-USA
    The Hershey Company is set to roll out front-of-pack nutrition labels in the second half of this year to help consumers make more informed choices.
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    Wada opens North Carolina office for sweet potato program
    PotatoPro
    Sweet potatoes have turned into a sweet deal for Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC, which just opened a new sales office in Raleigh, N.C., to handle sweet potato volumes that have tripled in the past six years.
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    Apples, wild blueberries and tart cherries: Why home-grown fruits are every bit as 'super' as their exotic counterparts
    Food Navigator-USA
    While demand for some more exotic fruits can wax and then rapidly wane after celebrity backers lose interest, and overuse (and abuse) has devalued the term "super fruit" somewhat, enthusiasm about fruits of all kinds continues to grow.
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    Whole Foods sending shoppers to banana fields for Earth Month
    Supermarket News
    To celebrate Earth Month, Whole Foods Market is giving away two trips for two to the Earth University, a nonprofit institution in Costa Rica that also grows bananas for the grocery chain.
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    Pentagon lost leverage in food supplier fight
    Bloomberg
    The Pentagon may have recovered more than a third of the $757 million in overpayments it says went to Supreme Foodservice, a contractor in Afghanistan, yet several U.S. lawmakers say that's too little, too late.
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    French food industry could lose 5,000 jobs this year
    Food Navigator
    French food industry trade association ANIA has warned that the coming months could see up to 5,000 job losses in food sector as French consumers continue to experience falling household incomes and smaller food budgets.
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